Research Papers, Reports, Books

Selected Research Papers and Reports

Length of the Last Mile: Delay & Hurdles in NREGA Wage Payments (November, 2020)
LibTech India

MGNREGA in Telangana: Implementation Status (April-October, 2020)
Ashok Danavath, Chakradhar Buddha, Ranadheer Malla, Venkata Krishna Kagga

MGNREGA in Andhra Pradesh: Implementation Status (April-September, 2020)
Chakradhar Buddha, Ranadheer Malla, Venkata Krishna Kagga

Who Is Responsible When Technology Fails the Marginalised?
Economic & Political Weekly 55 (21).
Sakina Dhorajiwala

The Namesake: Human Costs of Digital Identities
Economic & Political Weekly 54 (49). December 2019.
Rajendran Narayanan and Sakina Dhorajiwala

सरकारी योजनाओं के लिए आधार…कितना निराधार?
Ideas for India, 17 October 2019
Sakina Dhorajiwala and Niklas Wagner

Using Information and Technology to Improve Efficacy of Welfare Programs:
Evidence from a Field Experiment in India
CORD Working Paper, August 2019
Upasak Das, Amartya Paul, and Mohit Sharma

Consent to Nothing: Aadhaar-Based Payment Systems in Welfare
Ideas for India, 23 August 2019
Sakina Dhorajiwala and Niklas Wagner

Analysis of Payment Delays and Delay Compensation in MGNREGA:
Findings Across Ten States for Financial Year 2016–2017
The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 62(1), pages 113-133. 1 July 2019.
Rajendran Narayanan, Sakina Dhorajiwala, Rajesh Golani

Are Technology-enabled Cash Transfers Really ‘Direct’?
Economic & Political Weekly, 53 (30). July 2018.
Vivek S., Rajendran Narayanan, Dipanjan Chakraborty, Rajesh Veeraraghavan, Vibhore Vardhan.

Book Chapter

MGNREGA: A Distress Saviour or a Saviour in Distress.
In We the People: Establishing Rights and Deepening Democracy, 53:69. Rethinking India 4. Penguin Random House.
Rajendran Narayanan, and Annie Raja. n.d.


Delivering Public Services Effectively: Tamil Nadu and Beyond.
Oxford University Press.
Vivek S., 2014.